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Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes that Arsene mWenger will not spend big in January and make a Mesut Ozil like signing in the summer.

The German international was signed by the north London club for a club-record transfer fee of £42.4m from Real Madrid on the final day of last summer transfer window. Ozil's compatriot and Schalke star Julian Draxler has been linked with a move to the Emirates in the ongoing transfer window.

The 20-year-old has £35m release clause in his contract. The former Norway star Jan Age Fjortoft had admitted that Arsenal have agreed a fee with the Bundesliga outfit for the transfer of Draxler to England.

However, Keown claims that Wenger will not a make a move for player like Draxler in January and will save the funds made available in making an Ozil like signing after the end of the season.

"He [Wenger] doesn't like dipping in [to the market in January]. They'll be saving their money for an Ozil like signing in the summer," Keown told talkSPORT.

"If Arsenal are going to buy a player now, it's got to be a ready-made player, like Mesut Ozil was. Wenger is the sort of manager who deals himself a hand at the start of the season, and then plays it."

Meanwhile, Lukas Podolski, Arsenal's star during their 4-0 victory over Coventry City in the fourth round FA Cup tie has expressed his delight to have find form since returning from injury.

The German international missed most part of this season due to a hamstring injury, before making a return late last year. Podolski scored twice in their last fixture as the north London side made further progress in the FA Cup this season.

"It was a long time for me because I never had a long injury before. It was not easy, you work hard, you train hard and finally you're back," Podolski told Arsenal's official website.

"I don't know if I'm 100 per cent but I think I played very good today and we'll see in the next week. You are always happy when you play and score goals for the team so it was good for me, good for the team and important in the end to be in the next round."